Culture Guide September 5-11: hard knocks story club, Latin American film festival, and portraits from the inner west

September 5th 2016
Monday 5th September

Story Club

Story Club is back with Learnt the Hard Way – stories about graduating from the University of Brutal Truths and attending night classes at the Technical College of Discovering Things in a Difficult Circumstance.


WHAT: Storytelling – Story Club Learnt the Hard Way
WHEN: 8-10pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $25 – info and tickets here.

Tuesday 6th September

Designed By exhibition opening

An exhibition showcasing work by undergraduate design students from UNSW – a selection of the best works from budding art and design students!


WHAT: Exhibition – Designed By opening
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

AGDA presents Pecha Kucha: Sink or Swim

Seven leading creatives takes seven minutes each to share their career smash hits and blow-ups.

WHAT: AGDA presents a presentation panel
WHEN: 6.30-8.30pm
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: $25/40 – book tickets here

Drink & Draw September

Knock Studio will be featuring a live model, excellent cocktails and a improvised animation jam. If you’re in Sydney get on down and have a scribble!

WHAT: Drawing exercises in a bar setting
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Knox St Bar, Suite 4, 11 Knox St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here


GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, is a devised show about the way we relate to the death of celebrities. Why do we grieve for someone we didn’t actually know?

WHAT: Arrive.Devise.Repeat presents live theatre for the Sydney Fringe Festival
WHEN: 7-8pm
WHERE: Off-Broadway Festival Hub, Gehrig Ln, Annandale
HOW MUCH: $20/25 – more info here

Wednesday 7th September

Alaska Projects opening

Alaska Projects presents two new works in their carpark exhibition space: Jack Lanagan’s meditation on the coming of a technological singularity and Simon Del Favaro’s exploration of the human double.


WHAT: Exhibition – Alaska Projects presents Jack Lanagan and Simon Del Favaro
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Carpark, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

after pARTY

after pARTY is the offical unoffical after party to the gallery openings in the area. honey Long and Prue Stent will transform Freda’s into a love machine.

WHAT: Art/Party
WHEN: 8 – late
WHERE: Freda’s Bar
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Thursday 8th September

Sydney Latin Film Festival

A selection of the best films capturing all the aspects of Latin American culture, from good to bad, happy to sad, and everything in between.


WHAT: Film – Sydney Latin American Film Festival
WHEN: Various times until 12th September.
WHERE: Dendy Opera Quays – 9/2 East Circular Quay, Sydney
HOW MUCH: ~$20 – tickets and session info here.

Friday 9th September

Queer Sentiments panel

A panel with readings about Australian and US queer poetry and poetics.


WHAT: Panel/performance – Queer Sentiments
WHEN: 3-6pm
WHERE: Io myers studio – 2 High St, Kensington
HOW MUCH: Free – info and reserve a seat here.


With an insatiable curiosity and good dose of humour, documentary filmmaker and broadcaster Louis Theroux explores life inside the Church of Scientology.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: 6.30pm
WHERE: Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace- 380 Military Rd, Cremorne
HOW MUCH: $18 student/ $21 adult- more info here

Interactive Media Symposium and Showcase

Spend an evening with researchers, enthusiasts and professionals delivering talks and events about interactive technologies.

WHAT: Symposium and Showcase
WHEN: 3-8pm
WHERE: UNSW Art and Design – Cnr Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here

The Resistance

After her critically acclaimed solo show Savage, comedian and writer Alice Fraser chronicles the world of her childhood, exploring human truths through the lives and eccentricities of her family.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: 7.30-8.30pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre- 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH:$22.2o- more info here

Saturday 10th September

Portraits from the Inner West

A photographic exploration of some of the photographer’s neighbours who live on his Inner West street, Australia St.


WHAT: Photography exhibition – Australia St: Portraits from the Inner West
WHEN: 8am-4pm, until 30 September
WHERE: Various venues on Australia St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.


A poetic tribute to João Bénard da Costa, an essential figure and legend from the Portuguese film world.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: 2-3.30pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here


Sunday 11th September

The Really Goods Line Day

Celebrate the urban design and community hub that is the The Goods Line. A day of talks, demonstrations, performances, entertainment and much more.

WHAT: The Really Goods Line Day
WHEN: 9- 4pm
WHERE: The Goods Line, Haymarket
HOW MUCH:Free- more info here

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